Friday, June 14, 2019

Sugarlands Shine

Fellow Single Malters, it is "National Bourbon Day" today, I raise a toast celebrating water of life. Today I am reviewing Sugarlands Shine which comes in a very special jar. What was so special about it ? Apart from the cute little jar that it came in, I was also curious to find out how moonshine with flavors of hazelnut rum would taste...yum..interesting. So I grabbed this mini jar along with a few other ones  from my local store which I will be sharing in my upcoming blogs.  
These mini bottles are perfect to sample before buying a big bottle especially for me since I can write about it and share it with the world 😃. 
If sweet is what you like then you might want to try this. Enjoy my tasting notes.

Vital Stats-
Sugarlands Shine- Mark & Digger's Hazelnut Rum
Price- $2.99 for 50ml sampler ($19.99 for 750ml bottle)
Age- No age statement
Distiller - Sugarlands Distilling company,Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Awards won- None

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Glass 

Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Pale yellow, caramel
Aroma- Hazelnut, strong raw alcohol smell
Flavor- Oaky rum taste, peach, orange, sweet butter hazelnut
Body- Light bodied
Finish- Non existent. It starts and ends with sweetness

SJ's Rating- Bottom Shelf 
This moonshine did not suit my taste. It is very very sweet. If you are someone who likes sugary drinks then this is for you otherwise I would steer clear from this one. I do like a hint of sweet like some bourbon but not this sweet that it overpowers any taste of the alcohol. I would imagine this would be suitable for whisky beginners and ladies as it is not harsh on the palette and easy to drink.

I'm sure you must have tried moonshine or some samplers from a mini bottle. Go ahead and share your stories. 
Drink responsibly...Enjoy National Bourbon day!...Cheers 🥃🥃🥃


  1. I have tasted various moonshines from established distillers and I have tasted home-made shine from an undisclosed source. While I didn't really like any of them (real bad headache later) I would have to give the nod to the home-grown.

    1. Yes I feel the taste is not refined and is not smooth. I could drink it as a nice cocktail though


Your comments